I offered to make a cake for a friend’s mum’s 70th birthday. She gave me pretty much free reign with the design but I felt that a simple floral arrangement would be appropriate – plus I wanted an excuse to practise my flowers.
The top tier is a boiled fruit cake recipe that has been handed down from my grandmother. The bottom tier is a simple vanilla cake.
I followed Kara Andretta’s sugar rose tutorial on YouTube to make the rose. I re-used the buds from my floral wreath but dusted them a peach colour. The Ivy was new but the daisies were also from the wreath.
I really like how the colours work together.